If you have followed along with me long enough you may remember this. It was to be one of my/our first attempts at buying an outdated piece of whatever and turning it into an awesome piece of usefulness! The jury's still out on the quality of our work (it was, afterall, our first time doing something like this) but I can proclaim with 100% satisfaction it has become a useful piece. My favorite part? It's wood. Real wood. I miss real wood.
When we were builidng our house we decided the bonus room was just too big/long for one room so we partitioned off the end of it to create a media room, and since that time some of our poor audio-visual equipment has been on the floor. I have said a thousand times I wish we had thought to build a double-wall in the back of the room (behind the sofa) in which we could add a built-in shelving unit. However, if memory serves me correctly, because of the very lengthy process of building our house we were not thinking clearly about some things during certain stages. I recall at the time saying, "we'll just buy a little cabinet for the stuff." Almost four years later we finally found a little cabinet.
In its day it was a Magnavox stereo cabinet. After a little sprucing up with some black paint, hammered nickel spray paint for the hardware to give it a bit more modern look, and a piece of painted plywood to replace a shelf made of some type of woven fabric on the inside we finally had a home for some of our equipment. I think I heard my blueray player breathe a sigh of relief.
I wish I had some better pics for you. I'm afraid these didn't turn out so swell. The walls in this room are not nearly so gray in person.
And while I am showing off my new little chest I thought I'd go ahead and give you a tour of part of our media room, which John-Heath called the moonie (movie) room when he was smaller. It's not very fancy but we really enjoy using it, especially in the winter and during times we're off from work and can stay up late. Lately, we've been going back and watching episodes from the Band of Brothers mini-series. We're big history buffs around here.
Before we moved in John purchased 8x10s of some of our favorite classic movies to frame for the walls. We have King Kong, Creature from the Black Lagoon (John-Heath called him a "pond monster and he was instrumental in helping us keep our toddler son from getting too near the ponds on our farm), Indiana Jones, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and, of course, Gone with the Wind.
You recognize this one, don't you? You don't? It's Eighty Acres of Hell and that goodlooking rebel on the far right just happens to belong to me. Yep, it's John. This was for a documentary about a Civil War prison which aired a few years ago on the History Channel.
Linking up with Kim over at Savvy Southern Style and Maryann at Domestically Speaking. Check out these blogs for some really great projects and ideas.